Heather Shimmen

b. 1957

Expressionistic and figurative printmaker Heather Shimmen was born in Melbourne and completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT in 1978. Shimmen has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide. Her work has been included in numerous group shows, including exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and the Print Council of Australia, Melbourne. Shimmen was awarded Victorian Arts Board grants in 1983 and 1989, Print Council of Australia Member Patron print prizes in 1983, 1991 and 2000, and the silk cut award for linocut print press in 1998. She has taught at several institutions including the Lincoln Institute, Monash University and RMIT. Shimmen’s work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; the Australian War Memorial, Canberra; Artbank, Sydney; the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne and several regional and university collections.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2017

2014

In Blog

Entrancing Others: A Group Exhibition – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: G.W. Bot  Other glyphs  2020  linocut 38 x 38 cm – Photography courtesy of Tim Gresham Sue Anderson, …

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Heather Shimmen – ‘FEM-aFFINITY’ at Arts Project Australia

‘If Collaboration Is the Method, Activism Is the Intention’ FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project Australia and wider …

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2021 Burnie Print Prize Finalists

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Silent falls: Carrington  2020  stone lithograph and chine colle  52 x 43 cm Congratulations to the …

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Wisdom Journey – Jock Clutterbuck

Image above: Jock Clutterbuck  Pool  1971  etching and colour stencil on paper  edition 15  74.8 x 49.5 cm   Jock …

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Print-Making in the Collection – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: Publication cover detail,  featuring Wayne Viney  Clearing storm  2000  monotype on paper  17.5 x 17.4 cm A number …

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Mary Tonkin – ‘The Ranges / 3 Perspectives’ at Burrinja

Mary Tonkin’s landscape paintings will be featured in an upcoming exhibition The Ranges / 3 Perspectives at Burrinja alongside works by …

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John Wolseley – The National 2021: New Australian Art at MCA

John Wolseley is included in the current exhibition, The National 2021, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. The …

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Still Life – Lewis Miller

Celebrated painter Lewis Miller is featured in the new publication ‘Still Life’ by Amber Creswell Bell. A rich survey of …

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Geoffrey Bartlett – Maribyrnong Commission

Installation is currently underway of a major commission by Geoffrey Barlett for the Maribyrnong River. Geoffrey shares with us his …

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Cameron Hayes – Artist Profile

Image above: Cameron Hayes  In the South Pole the explorers were so afraid of not having enough food for winter …

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Cameron Hayes’ Paintings Speak of Human Frailty and Insecurity

Image above: Cameron Hayes  She died in the child welfare tribunal, he died in an adult bookshop  2020-21  oil on …

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Andrew Antoniou – Interview with Richard Morecroft – ‘Theatre of Dreams’ April 2021

Above image: Andrew Antoniou in his studio Richard Morecroft recently met with celebrated artist Andrew Antoniou, to talk about his …

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Pressing Matters Magazine – Danielle Creenaune

Cover image courtesy of Pressing Matters Magazine Danielle Creenaune has recently been featured in the print making magazine, Pressing Matters, …

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